Kris Hoey
Kris Hoey
Title: Head Women's Cross Country Coach
Phone: 540-458-8679
Email: hoeyk@wlu.edu

Kris Hoey is in her 10th season as head women’s crosscountry and assistant track coach at Washington and Lee.

Under Hoey’s guidance, the Generals won the ODACChampionship in seven of nine seasons. W&L won five-straightODAC Championship from 2004-2008, claimed the crown again in 2010and secured the championship in 2012. In winning the 2012 title,the Generals took five of the Top 9 spots, including three FirstTeam All-ODAC performances. W&L went on to finish fourth at theNCAA South/Southeast Regional, the eighth straight year that theGenerals finished among the Top 8 teams in the region. LaurenSchultz and Molly Ortiz each finished in the Top 9, and went on tocompete at the National Championships. Hoey has had at least oneathlete qualify for the NCAA National Championships the last sixyears.

In her nine seasons at W&L, Hoey’s teams have won fiveODAC Championships, she has led runners to 11 NCAA qualifyingperformances, 23 all-region honorees, 44 all-conference awardwinners and five individual ODAC Cross Country Champions. Hoey hasalso been named ODAC Coach of the Year seven times.

During the track season, Hoey leads the Generals' women’smiddle distance and distance runners. At the 2009 Indoor ODACChampionship Meet, her athletes won every middle-distance anddistance event (the 800m, Mile, 5,000m and the Distance MedleyRelay). At the Outdoors ODAC Championship Meet, they repeated thesame feet winning the 800m, 1500m and 5,000m and 3,000msteeplechase events. Hoey also guided Elizabeth Webb to an NCAANational qualifying performance in the Mile where she finishedninth.

Hoey came to W&L from Rockbridge County High where she was thehead boy’s cross country coach for one season. During thattime she also served as a volunteer assistant track coach at VMI,working with the steeplechasers, middle distance and distancerunners.

At Rockbridge County, Hoey led the Wildcats to a runner-up finishat the State Championship and guided John Crews to the individualdistrict, region and state championship and a 13th-place finish atthe 2003 Junior National Cross Country Championships.

Prior to arriving in the Shenandoah Valley, Hoey served as theinterim head cross country and track and field coach at WestChester University during the 2001-02 season and was the assistantcoach at WCU from 1998-01.

During her one season as head coach at WCU, she helped mentor oneAll-American, three Academic All-Americans, two nationalqualifiers, four conference champions and 22 all-conferenceathletes while helping her athletes set four new school records.Her men’s and women’s cross country teams were named tothe National All-Academic team.

A 1998 graduate of West Chester with a bachelor of science inhealth and physical education, Hoey was a four-year letterwinnerfor both the cross country and track and field programs. She wastwice named the cross country team MVP and served as team captainduring her senior season when she earned All-Pennsylvania StateAthletic Conference honors. In track and field, Hoey was twicenamed All-ECAC and garnered All-PSAC recognition as a senior.

Active in the sport, Hoey competed in the steeplechase at the 2001USA Outdoor National T&F Championships and was the OlympicDevelopment Steeplechase Champion at the 2001 Penn Relays, settinga meet record. In addition, Hoey placed 11th at the 2000 U.S.Olympic Trials. She is a USA Track and Field Level I and Level IICertified Coach.

Hoey is married to Head Women's Track and Field Coach Nate Hoey.They reside in Rockbridge County with their daughter, ChaseMaya.